(part of the InLOC Information Model)

Terms, definitions and abbreviations

For the purposes of this documentation, the following terms and definitions apply.


proven ability to use knowledge, skills and personal, social and/or methodological abilities, in work or study situations and in professional and personal development


learning outcome

what a learner is expected to know, understand, or be able to do after successful completion of a process of learning

(shortened from ECTS Users Guide)

NOTE: The full proper term is "intended learning outcome", and unless it is clear from the context that the reference is to the actual outcome of learning in a person, "learning outcome" should be understood to mean "intended learning outcome" throughout this documentation.


learning outcome or competence


learning outcomes and/or competences

LOC definition

formulation in words of a distinct LOC concept

NOTE: A LOC definition expresses a concept about the characteristics of people. For any LOC definition, there should be the possibility of there being evidence that would be relevant to what a person is able to do in respect of that LOC.

LOC structure

assemblage of LOC definitions, together with expressions about their metadata, properties and relationships

NOTE: In the context of InLOC, documents and frameworks are represented by LOC structures.


Resource Description Framework


uniform resource identifier